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specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal of the health care reform law. permanent extension of the bush era tax cuts for everybody. along with new tax breaks for small businesses. a freeze in nonsecurity related federal hiring and a requirement that all new legislation pass a constitution check. those last two points are a nod to the tea party which by the way handed several republican candidates their hats in this year's primaries. some brand new polling is boosting republican hopes in the november senate races with one big exception. our cnn senior political editor joins me from d.c. with the stories behind these numbers. let me get started with the numbers. then i want to hear what you to say about it. in pennsylvania, former republican congressman pat toomey leads joe sestak 49% to 44%. wisconsin republican ron johnson leads three-term incumbent russ feingold, 5
the american people vent if will you. interesting to me, i just spent a couple days in southeastern virginia for a big piece on cnn.com publishing it tomorrow about sort of what happened in the obama mojo. take virginia. look, there were all of these obamacans. republicans who became obama fans in 2008. they crossed the aisle because they were inspired, just like some democrats were, and thought he was going to change things. i talk to democrats, republicans and independents in southeast virginia. they were basically saying, look, not angry at him. saying, we think he's a good man. we think he's got ideas and is trying, but basically said he tried to do too much too fast in the first 20 months or so, and the second thing they say, it's just a constant political environment, because of the economy. the economic issues, you and gloria were talking about that, frankly it's a throw the bums out kind of mentality. look what a couple voters we talked to, republ >> no matter how he spent his time during office and how well he represented his constituency, unfortunately the majority of citizen whose
of this forms a backdrop to the president's visit to a family home in falls church, virginia. >> and health care was one of those issues that we could no longer ignore. we couldn't ignore it because the cost of health care has been escalating faster than just about anything else. and i don't need to tell you all that. even if you you have health insurance, seen your co-payments, premiums skyrocket. even if you get health care from your employer, that employers' costs have skyrocketed and they're starting to pass more and more of those to their employees. more people don't get health care from their employers. >> now, republicans are vowing to undercut, some are actually vowing to repeal health reforms if they win control of the house. in the meantime, 20 different states are suing the federal court. in florida, calling health insurance mandates an unconstitutional power grab. basically saying that the u.s. government is not empowered to do some of the things they've done in health care reform. it's a little bit like an al capone case. it's got to do with the rights the federal government has to
by showing the person who's getting a ticket images of yoga positions. >>> students from virginia tech one year a solar decathlon competition, a solar powered house can be comfortable and affordable. this state of the art home that's programmed to do almost everything on its own. it's this week's edge of discovery. >> reporter: welcome to the home of the future. when you wake up, the cold concrete floor warms up. your favorite music starts playing and coffee begins to brew. as you drive away, the house locks itself. >> it's the solar house that gets all of its energy from the sun. >> reporter: a group of virginia tech students designed the house to be completely automated. it even has panels that adjust to the changing weather outside. >> it will main 100% energy efficiency. however, no one likes to be completely controlled by a computer. >> you can overwrite any command. >> reporter: the house is about 600 square feet. >> you really have to convince people that they could live in here. the space saving solutions are a big selling point for us. >> in the bedroom, the kitchen and the living
senior congressional correspondent dana bash live in sterling, virginia, where the gop unveiled its pledge last hour. dana, what are you hearing? >> you just heard kevin mccarthy. they are talking not only about a legislative agenda but a restoration of trust in government. if you look at the specifics of what they're trying to say, that definitely seems to be part of the goal of these republicans in announcing what they call this pledge to america today. i just had an exclusive interview with the man who is trying to be the speak of the house should the republicans be successful and that is john boehner. as you probably know, he is somebody who has had questions, and certainly democrats, the president included, are raising questions about whether or not he is somebody who is too cozy to lobbyists, and i asked him about that and whether he is willing to say he's going to have more restrictions on lobbyists and do something else to assure people that the perception would change. lift ton what he said. >> i'm a small business guy who stumbled boo this political arena, and when people
bash is in sterling, virginia. dana, are we talking about contract with america 2.0 here? >> reporter: in many ways, yes, kyra, the whole theme as you said among house republicans is to try to convince voters just six weeks before the election that they do have some plans to actually run the government. however, just look at where i am and the images of people remembering in 1994, how different it is. the last thing in the world that republicans wanted to do would be to stand on the steps of the capitol as they did back then representing everything that some of the people that they're really trying to get can't stand. that's why we are here at a small business. that's the emphasis today. the whole question of whether or not anything is different in here, we see a lot of what we have heard. the fact that they want to trim spending, the fact to make tax cuts permanent, the fact to repeal the president's health care plan and there are some small pieces in here that i think are interesting and i should show our viewers and clearly bones, if you will, to tea party voters trying to placate.
'll throw us off the island. that's all right. we'll just camp somewhere else. >>> in virginia, the navy is also preparing, ready to move 35 ships at naval station norfolk out of harm's way if necessary. >>> and not knowing what earl will do, people like these boaters are going ahead and making plans as far north as massachusetts. another threat, rip currents. red flags posted along many beaches warning about danger. about 65 people were pulled from the water in virginia beach yesterday. a hurricane couldn't come for a worst time for business that depends on tourism dollars from the labor day weekend. some travelers are starting to cancel hotel reservations ahead of the storm. before we bring in chad myers, i want to show you this video from one of our i-reporters. earl whipped up very strong winds in saint kit's, causing some boats to wash ashore. this was yesterday in saint kits. let's do what we have to do. this is your hurricane headquarters at cnn, and when there is a hurricane, chad is our man on it. chad, what have you got? >> ali, the problem with this storm is that it's not a ca
on the political ticker yet. talk about west virginia and the senate race there. this was the seat long held by the -- robert byrd who died earlier this year. freedom works, it's a conservative group, a grassroots organization that has provided a lot of the organization behind the tea party movement. i spoke to a couple of the people at freedom works today. they're going to get involved in the race and help with get out the vote efforts in west virginia. they think this is a seat they can grab back in the special election come november from the democrats. that's what i got. mark preston has a lot more. >> a lot of talk about the midterm elections. was the white house engaged in the elections, were they not? clearly the president and the vice president is this week. in fact, president obama is in philadelphia. he's raising money for democrats today. vice president biden is in ohio. on wednesday president obama goes to new york city for the u.n. general assembly but will also raise money for house and senate democrats. biden in massachusetts, maryland and florida over the next few days all rai
% at the same time. terrible news for president clinton. midterm elections, out in west virginia, a seat held by robert byrd, quite frankly one of the most famous senators ever to serve in the united states senate, republicans think they have a shot at that seat. of course, byrd died earlier this year. there is a place holder. the popular governor is running for the seat but the national senatorial committee is spending over $1 million to run radio ads against the governor, trying to play off the president's low approval rating. let's close out with this, the cnn 100. this is your road map to the midterm elections, picking the 100 top house races. today we look at north dakota. earl pomeroy, republicans think they have a shot at that seat. >> thank you. next political update in an hour. for the latest political news, you can go -- you know where to go, cnnpolitics.com, of course. interesting grooming. thanks. i got the idea from general mills big g cereals. they put a white check on the top of every box to let people know that their cereals have healthy whole grain, and they're the right choi
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